Team Chin was Jerry and Chris. Their ingredient bag contained a wide assortment of mushrooms. Given Chris's strong knowledge of Iron Chef and Jerry's reputation as a cook, the crowd settled into a confident air of anticipation:

Marc, Ian, Lori and Doug

They began by choosing amongst the many mushrooms, and getting some of the dried ones soaking while slicing some fresh ones.

Chris in the kitchen

Chris' hands chopping mushrooms

One dish was simply portabella mushroom served steak-style, with a rich sauce. The other was to be a creamy mushroom stir fry:

Mushroom stir fry in the wok

There was enough time at the end to present their dishes beautifully:

Jerry and Chris serving it up

The finished dishes were quite popular with the judges:

Stir fry, mushroom steak, and garnish

Next: Team Kobe

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